An overbearing mother (Helen Hunt) travels cross-country to be with her son (Brenton Thwaites) after he drops out of college to become a surfer. She meets a surf instructor (Luke Wilson) who convinces her to try to accept her son's wishes and to allow him to follow his dreams. This coming-of-age story was written and directed by Hunt.~Daniel Gelb
Casting Helen Hunt is the best thing about this movie. She is absolutely lovable as a mother who has been so overprotective of her son after losing another. This movie is absolutely something that moms can relate to. It is a great family movie, but the love of a mother to her child and how protective a mother can be is what make this movie so endearing. Have some tissues ready and prepare to both laugh and cry.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Hunt still needs time to develop as a director
Mom gets her groove back in this warm hearted film